Power Flush: What Is A Power Flush And How Long Does It Take To Carry One Out?

Power Flush: What Is A Power Flush And How Long Does It Take To Carry One Out?

A lot of customers ask me how long it will take to power flush their central heating system. When I respond explaining that a typical three bedroom house with a vented system takes about 5 hours I’m often confronted with a confused/blank look. I realised that this is because most people don’t even know what a power flush is so please allow me to explain.

A power flush is also referred to as a jet flush or a hard flush. It is basically cleaning out your central heating pipes using high velocity, low pressure water mixed with chemicals. This means that the process if relatively low risk in that it will not force open any loose joints (if you hired a qualified plumber then this shouldn’t be an issue!).

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Washing Machines: What Plumbing Is Needed For A Washing Machine?

Washing Machines: What Plumbing Is Needed For A Washing Machine?

Installing a washing machine is a lot easier than you probably think. If you understand some basic DIY skills then you’re good to go. I’m going to answer a common question that I often get asked which is “what plumbing do I need for a washing machine?”.

The answer is – it depends! It depends on what type of washing machine that you have. Traditionally all washing machines required a hot and cold feed so you’d need to run a supply for each. Nowadays most modern washing machines only need a cold feed only as the water is heated internally. I’ll be writing a blog piece on this at some point in the future so stay tuned.

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